Comanche, Cherokee Healers to Lecture Nov. 13

Kenneth Coosewoon and Beverly Patchell will discuss use of traditional healing practices in a modern world

Kenneth Coosewoon

Comanche healer Kenneth Coosewoon will lecture on Nov. 13.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Comanche healer Kenneth Coosewoon and Cherokee healer Beverly Patchell will discuss “Ways of Native Healing” in the continuing Rupert Costo Lecture series at UC Riverside on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at noon in the Costo Library, located on the fourth floor of the Tomás Rivera Library.

Coosewoon and Patchell will address Indian health and wellness with an emphasis on the use of traditional ways of healing among Native Americans in the modern world. The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking costs $6. Permits may be purchased at the kiosk on West Campus Drive at the University Avenue entrance to the campus.

Coosewoon is widely known for his use of the sweat lodge in healing and for introducing sweat lodges for Native American inmates in U.S. prisons.

Patchell is a Cherokee traditional healer and head of the Native American Nursing Program at Oklahoma University Medical Center who specializes in drug, alcohol and family care.

The lecture is sponsored by the Rupert Costo Endowed Chair in American Indian Affairs, Native American Student Programs, the Native American Student Association and the California Center for Native Nations.

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